Union home minister Amit Shah said country’s security and welfare of the people are the key priorities of the Modi government. Shah, who assumed the charge of the sensitive ministry yesterday, also said he would try his best to implement all these priorities.
“Country’s security and people’s welfare are the Modi government’s priorities. Under the leadership of Modi, I will try my best to fulfill all these priorities,” he tweeted after assuming the char-ge. Shah also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bestowing the responsibility of the sensitive ministry.
“Today, I have taken charge as India’s Home Minister. I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reposing faith in me,” he said. Shah was received at the North Block office of the home ministry by Union home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Jain and other senior officials.
Two newly appointed ministers of state for home — G.Kishan Reddy and Nityananda Rai — also took charge Saturday. Rai is Bihar state president of the BJP. He took charge two days after he was sworn-in following a landslide victory of the BJP-led NDA.
A home ministry official said Shah is expected to prioritise the NDA government’s policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and checking illegal immigration. Three Governors, including Jammu and Kashmir’s Satya Pal Malik, and the Uttarakhand chief minister called on home minister. Malik, Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam and Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao met Shah separately during the day.